Welcome to Kelly's Music & Computers Blog

The latest news, rumours, tips and insights into music technology from Kelly's Music & Computers!

Join one of our monthly newsletters to find out about new products, updates, sales, special promotions and more!

You can also view blog entries prior to 2011.

We've answered over 30,000 questions about music & computers - why not ask us yours?

Monday, February 28, 2011


The Auto-Tune EFX Toolkit provides three essential vocal processing plug-ins designed to make it incredibly easy to create polished, great-sounding vocal tracks. At a price that represents dramatic savings over the prices of the three plug-ins purchased separately. Combining Auto-Tune pitch correction, real-time harmony generation, and Antares' unique microphone modeling technology, the Auto-Tune EFX Vocal Toolkit plug-ins let you achieve professional results with a minimum of hassle.

M-Audio - even lower school prices

We recently lowered the school pricing for most M-Audio products, so if you are able to provide a school purchase order, you can take advantage of some really great pricing on most M-Audio products. Just find the product you are interested in, click the “Show All Academic Pricing” and look for the School price. Of course, you can also call or e-mail to receive a formal quote from us.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Lower M-Audio prices in Canada

Our Canadian customers will be pleased to see new lower pricing on all M-Audio products!  M-Audio is one of the few companies that is very good at adjusting our costs based on the US dollar, and of course we pass those savings on to you.  That means most M-Audio products are now much lower in Canada - some of which are even lower than the US price.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Band in a Box UltraPlus Pak & AudioPhile Editions now available!

After many years of asking, PG Music has finally agreed to allow us to sell the Band in a Box UltraPlus Pak and Band in a Box AudioPhile Edition. In the past, these two products were only available directly from PG Music – which meant that you paid full price plus shipping. Now that we can offer you both the Band in a Box UltraPlus Pak and the Band in a Box Audiophile edition, you can save $170 by purchasing from us instead of PG Music!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rain Recording Price Drops

We recently lowered prices on some of the more popular Rain Computers computer systems, so if you are interested in a laptop or desktop computer specifically designed for musicians, be sure to check out the Rain line-up. In addition to the products on our website, we have access to the complete Rain product line, and every machine can be customized to your specs.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Roland CD-2i CD/SD Recorder - perfect for teachers and students

Sometimes you just want to record and burn a CD without the hassles of setting levels, setting up your gear, transferring everything to your computer and then burning a CD. If that describes your goal - point, record, play, and burn, then the new CD-2i from Roland is what you’ve been looking for!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tascam TA-1VP - "Antares & Auto-Tune in a Box!"

Antare’s Auto-Tune and their other vocal effects processors are hugely popular in the recording industry – and affordable enough for home studios. We were very excited when Tascam announced a partnership with Antares to develop a stand alone hardware unit offering many of the same features for live performance.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

HIT N MIX - edit and remix recordings!

Hit’n’Mix is designed to tear apart MP3s/CD tracks and unlock their basic building blocks - the notes (vocals/ instruments), percussion and ambient noise.  Developed by the same company that makes Audioscore, the popular pitch to MIDI/notation software, Hit’n’Mix gives you the power to change, mash up & remix the separated vocals/instruments/ percussion in new and exciting ways!  For example, you can open multiple tracks at a time from a recording and replace vocals and instrumentals in one track with those from another.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lower prices on Propellerheads in Canada

We now have lower prices in Canada on Propellerheads products, including the popular music production software Reason and Record.  We were able to do this as Props changed their distribution in Canada and the new distributor is giving us better pricing - which we are passing on to you!  In fact, we've been dropping a lot of our prices in Canada, and if you find a lower price elsewhere, let us know and we will do our best to beat or match it!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Free stuff from ToonTrack: Buy EZ Drummer, get EZ Mix, Buy Superior Drummer, get a free SDX

Until February 28th, when you purchase EZ Drummer, you will receive EZ Mix at no extra charge!

If you purchase the Superior Drummer 2 or the Superior Drummer 2 Crossgrade from EZ Drummer before February 28th and receive a free SDX title of your choice!  Just add the name of the SDX to the comments of your order and we will include it at no charge.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Amplitube Fender - 50% off in February

Amplitude Fender is on sale for almost 50% off until the end of February.  Now is a great time to pick up the first and only official guitar/bass Amp and FX software suite made in cooperation with legendary music icon Fender® Musical Instruments Corporation. 

Waves Platinum Bundle - 15% Off

The Platinum Bundle is one of the most popular Waves plug-in bundles and it is on sale for 15% off until the end of February. This discount is on top of the new lower price, making it an amazing value when you consider all of the individual plug-ins that are included in this bundle. With over 30 audio plug-ins included in the Waves Platinum Bundle, you get everything you need for mixing and mastering, including the famous Ultramaximizers, Renaissance and V series.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Buy Cubase 6 & CI Series & VST products and get up to $100 back from Steinberg

Steinberg has two rebate offers available in the US only until March 31st:

Buy Cubase 6 + CI-2 Plus Audio Interface or CI-2 Audio Interface + VST products together for up to a $125 rebate from Steinberg.  See rebate form for details. 

Buy Cubase 6 + CI-2 Plus Audio Interface or CI-2 Audio Interface together for up to a $75 rebate from Steinberg.  See rebate form for details. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Clearance Sale Continues - Piano Software Savings!

Want to learn to play piano or improve your skills?  Take advantage of some of the great prices on piano software during our Annual Clearance Sale on until February 11th.  Here are a few examples:

Clearance Sale - Recording & Music Production Highlights

If you are interested in recording or music production, our Annual Clearance Sale has some great offers that can help you get started or expand your studio.   The sale expires at the end of this week, and we've already sold out of a number of specials, so be sure to check the complete list today!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Clearance Sale Highlights - deals for teachers and students

Our Annual Clearance Sale has some excellent buys for teachers and students.  Keep in mind that all of these specials end on February 11th or while supplies last.  We've already sold out of a number of specials, so be sure to check the complete list today!
Here are some exceptional offers of interest to students and teachers:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Electronic Delivery items in Clearance Sale

Historically, our popular January Clearance sale has has consisted of products that we are overstocked on in our Canadian or US warehouse.  However, this year we have a number of items that are available for electronic delivery.  Electronic delivery means that you can download the item after we process your order.  This means you receive it more quickly and you don't have to pay shipping!  Of course, we always recommend that you burn any download to a CD as a back-up.  That way, you have the same thing as if you purchased the boxed version!

Here are a few examples - some of these also have the academic version on clearance!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Clearance Sale Continues - Big Savings on Bundles!

With hundreds of items in our clearance sale, it can be easy to overlook some of the incredible values we are offering.  I thought I would share with you a few special bundles that we put together specifically for this sale.  Each bundle includes a number of related items at a combined price that offers huge savings over buying each item at the regular price.  We have very limited quantities of these bundles.  Even if you find some items in the bundle you don't want, you'll still save compared to buying the items on their own - plus, you can always try eBay to make some money off of the items you are interested in!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Clearance Sale Highlights

Our annual clearance sale continues until February 11 or while supplies last.  We've already sold out of a few products so be sure to act quickly if you see something in our clearance list that you are interested in.

Here are a few highlights of the sale - be sure to check the complete list for even more!  Note that some items are only on sale in Canada, and some items are only on sale in the US, depending on which warehouse the item is currently located.  However, if you find anything in the list that isn't on sale in your country, try the "Name Your Price" feature found on the product page and make us an offer.  If we can accept your offer, we will transfer the item to the warehouse in your country at no additional charge.